Michelle and Alex have it all, a new home in the suburbs, children and a strong love. With a new baby on the way Michelle goes about her daily chores. While bathing their twins, Tommy and Terry, one of the most disastrous earthquakes that had ever been recorded in the US hits the coast of California. Although she was only a few feet away when the quake hit she tries desperately to reach her screaming babies before it's too late? Rachel and Tony are depraved, evil and disgusting. They're transporting another innocent victim when the quake hits. Cindy had climbed into the evil pairs van and within minutes she realized it was the biggest mistake she'd ever made. She was caught in their deadly web with no hope of escape. John and Alice moved to LA to pursue their dreams. Even though they loved the money, they missed the good life they had come from in a small town in Georgia. John and his buddy, Jason, were on the job when the quake hit. John's friend dies in his arms and they know they have to leave California. They're sixteen year old son, Johnny, has no intentions of leaving with them.
Each one is running from the horrors of the shaking ground only to find they are fleeing into the arms of something more horrible, something evil. Will they survive what awaits them? Did they make the right decisions? Will they live to see the freedom they seek or will they find themselves caught in an even bigger fight for survival?